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Summer Fever Pick for April 2016:

Crayons!

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After 17 years.....

We all can finally go out and get Crayons!  What else is there to say?  :-)  Let the celebrations begin!!!!!

 

Other Art:

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A Few Quotes:

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If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.

- Robert Fulghum

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.

- Al Hirschfeld

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.

- Allen Klein

“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"” 

- John Mayer

“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

- unknown


Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.

- Robert Fulghum

"Stop counting crayons, just draw pictures."

- Mark Scharenbroich

 

The Tracks:

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I'd normally post audio clips here, but I don't have any.  I did hold a few crayons up to my ear, but they didn't make any noise - musical or otherwise.  :-(
1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow
4. Green
5. Blue
6. Purple
7. Brown
8. White
Note: That's the list for your basic box of crayons - larger packages will come with up to 120 remixed colors to play with.

 

Purchase Info:

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You can buy crayons in just about any store that carries either stationery or children's toys. Or you can just head over to Crayola's website. You don't even have to wait until May 20th.  ;-)

 

And by the way -   APRIL FOOLS!  Yes this is an oldie but a goodie! And I thought it was fitting with the upcoming Deluxe edition of Crayons.

 

The History of April Fool's Day:

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From April-Fools.us:

<<The history of April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day is uncertain, but the current thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved from March 25 - April 1 (new year's week) to January 1.

Communication traveled slowly in those days and some people were only informed of the change several years later. Still others, who were more rebellious refused to acknowledge the change and continued to celebrate on the last day of the former celebration, April 1. These people were labeled "fools" by the general populace, were subject to ridicule and sent on "fool errands," sent invitations to nonexistent parties and had other practical jokes played upon them. The butts of these pranks became known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish" because a young naive fish is easily caught. In addition, one common practice was to hook a paper fish on the back of someone as a joke.

This harassment evolved over time and a custom of prank-playing continue on the first day of April. This tradition eventually spread elsewhere like to Britain and Scotland in the 18th century and was introduced to the American colonies by the English and the French. Because of this spread to other countries, April Fool's Day has taken on an international flavor with each country celebrating the holiday in its own way.>>

Here at the Tribute Site, April Fool's Day is celebrated with a special Summer Fever page.  I've made Shout It Out the spotlighted album a couple of times, I've put I Will Survive in the spotlight, and I even featured a page on Donna's time as one of the original Supremes. Who knows what dementia will come next year?  LOL

 
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